And this is what I would say to him if I were NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:
“Whatever it is you’re doing, knock it the fuck off. You’re one of the biggest stars of the NFL, you’ve won 2 super bowls for a team that values its history more so than its wins. But, this is twice now. Two separate women have come forth and accused you of raping them. Now, I’m not here to deem you guilty or innocent, right, or wrong and since you haven’t even been charged, I’m not even sure I can suspend you. But what I can tell you is this: you have got to stop putting yourself into these situations. You have to carry yourself like a consummate professional, knowing that at any minute the media can swoop in and take this story, or any story, that casts the NFL and one of its players in a negative light to a level of unforeseen consequences. Not only for you, but for your career, for my office and for the NFL. I will not stand idly by and let you handle yourself carelessly enough that results in a 20 year old student in a college bar accusing you of rape. You need to avoid this shit, and you need to do it now. You’re a 28 year old grown man. Act like it. You are an extension of this league and are the face of a multi-billion dollar product. I do not want to see you back in my office for a LONG fucking time.”
I don’t think this saga is over. My initial reaction to the first accusation was “this bitch is fucking crazy” and I was right on that. Andrea McNulty was a complete fucking whack job.
After this college girl accused him of rape as well, the only thing I was sure of was “this is number two”. Did the media possibly blow this up? Yes. But is this the SECOND chick to allegedly be raped by Roethlisberger? Yup.
For all his on-field talent, we can honestly presume that off the field, Ben Roethlesberger isn’t the most intelligent person in the world. In the summer of 2006, Roethlisberger crashed his illegally driven (no license) motorcycle, without a helmet on. He got fucked up. He smacked his head on the windshield of a car, and suffered fractures to the jaw and right sinus cavity as well as a nine-inch laceration to the back of the head, the loss of two teeth, and several chipped teeth. This is not something a franchise quarterback does. This is not something someone intelligent does.
Roethlisberger has his head up his ass. Also, his facial hair sucks.